This map of physics is based on research-front data for the six-year period
ending in December 2008. The map shows the major fields of physics linked
together in a network based on the same principles as our research-front maps
showing highly cited papers. In the case of a field
map, we first identify all research fronts in
Essential Science IndicatorsSM
Reuters which were assigned to the Physics category based on journal.
Then the linkage between fronts is computed based on how often they are
co-cited—that is, the frequency that current papers cite the two fronts jointly.
A clustering process then groups fronts into larger aggregates. Thus, each
circle in the map represents a group, or cluster, of research fronts on a broad
topic in physics. Some of these broad topics bring in literature from other
fields, such as computer science, chemistry, and materials science, which are
shown in the descriptions below the map. Hot fields containing concentrations of
recent highly cited papers are shown in yellow.
Annotations may have been added to this map which represent the
main research themes. These appear as labels attached to specific regions on the
Additional information about Research Fronts.
Label: 62 ZNO NANOTUBE BASED DYE-SENSITIZED SOLAR CELLS ZNO NANOTUBE BASED DYE-SENSITIZED SOLAR CELLS; VERTICAL ZNO NANOWIRE ARRAYS USING TEXTURED ZNO SEEDS; HIGH PERFORMANCE ZNO NANOWIRE FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR USING SELF-ALIGNED NANOGAP GATE ELECTRODES Discipline: Chemistry; Physics Level 1 Docs: 34 Tot. Cites: 20309; Uniq. Cites: 14594 Mean Year: 2005.00
Label: 45 CHAPLYGIN GAS DARK ENERGY COSMOLOGICAL CONSEQUENCES; GAUSS-BONNET DARK ENERGY COSMOLOGY-ASTROPHYSICAL CONSTRAINTS; INTERACTING HOLOGRAPHIC DARK ENERGY MODEL; D3-BRANE DARK ENERGY MODEL; NEW DARK ENERGY CONSTRAINTS Discipline: Physics; Space Science Level 1 Docs: 43 Tot. Cites: 19089; Uniq. Cites: 10604 Mean Year: 2005.30
Label: 60 CENTRAL AU PLUS AU COLLISIONS; ROOT S(NN)=200 GEV AU+AU COLLISIONS; ROOT S(NN)=200 GEV D+AU COLLISIONS; AU PLUS AU COLLISION COLLISIONAL ENERGY LOSS; AU + AU COLLISIONS Discipline: Physics Level 1 Docs: 41 Tot. Cites: 12323; Uniq. Cites: 7269 Mean Year: 2005.50
Label: 72 DARK MATTER TOTAL ANNIHILATION CROSS SECTION NEUTRINO CONSTRAINTS; GRAN SASSO NATIONAL LABORATORY XENON10 DARK MATTER EXPERIMENT FIRST RESULTS; HIGGS DARK MATTER; SUPERWEAKLY INTERACTING MASSIVE PARTICLE DARK MATTER SIGNALS Discipline: Physics; Space Science Level 1 Docs: 33 Tot. Cites: 10477; Uniq. Cites: 6618 Mean Year: 2005.40
Label: 95 OPTICALLY PROGRAMMABLE ELECTRON SPIN MEMORY USING SEMICONDUCTOR QUANTUM DOTS; QUANTUM SPIN HALL EFFECT; SEMICONDUCTOR BALLISTIC PURE SPIN CURRENT QUANTUM INTERFERENCE CONTROL; QUANTUM DOT SINGLE ELECTRON TRANSPORT COUNTING STATISTICS Discipline: Physics Level 1 Docs: 11 Tot. Cites: 5389; Uniq. Cites: 4304 Mean Year: 2004.20
Label: 46 GENERAL SUPERSYMMETRIC ADS(5) BLACK HOLES; SUPERSYMMETRIC MULTI-CHARGE ADS(5) BLACK HOLES; SUPERSYMMETRIC BLACK HOLE MICROSTATES; ADS(5) X S-5 SUPERSTRING WORLDSHEET S MATRIX; ADS(5) X S-5 STRING THEORY Discipline: Physics Level 1 Docs: 19 Tot. Cites: 3735; Uniq. Cites: 2741 Mean Year: 2006.20
Label: 111 96 TEV USING LEPTON PLUS JETS EVENTS; T(T) PRODUCTION CROSS SECTION; B-HADRON PRODUCTION CROSS SECTIONS; T(T)OVER-BAR PRODUCTION CROSS SECTION; 96 TEV USING KINEMATIC CHARACTERISTICS Discipline: Physics; Engineering Level 1 Docs: 3 Tot. Cites: 684; Uniq. Cites: 633 Mean Year: 2006.40